Welcome to the Technology Page
"Empowering our students to successfully transform our community" is our district's purpose. My goal, as Director of Technology, is to provide the necessary training and equipment needed for our district to continue the 1:1 program at it's greatest potential. In doing so, we will help fulfill our district's purpose.
Our tech department is proud to be able to provide technology tools to enhance our students learning experience. In addition to maintaining our 1:1 program with Apple products, our tech department also supports Windows operating devices necessary for several course curriculums. We support our teachers and students in the daily use Google Apps for education, Canvas, our learning management system, and many more instructional tools to engage our students in the classroom.
I take personal pride in making myself available to all students, staff and community members. Please do not hesitate to contact me, so that I may address and questions or concerns you have related to our department.
Veronica Rinehart - Director of Technology
Meet the Tech Staff
Mr. Steven Hammond
Mr. Hammond is a graduate of Northmor High School and has worked in the Galion Technology Department since 2002. He is the Director of IT and Systems and is an Apple Certified Technician. He and his wife Jessica, our band director, live in Galion with their two dogs, Gus and Morgan.
Each new school year students and their parent/guardians will be required to read and sign the Acceptable Use Policy before a device is put in the students hands.
Each student is required to pay an annual usage premium.
Grades K-2 - None
Grades 3-5 - $20.00
Grades 6-12 - $40.00
All students in grades 3-5 will have an iPad assigned to them for classroom use.
All students in grades 6-12 will receive an iPad and a bag that will be required to use for transporting their assigned iPad throughout the day and back and forth to school. Students will be expected to keep these bags in good condition throughout their years at Galion schools. Replacement bags are available in the tech office for $20.00.
All students in grades 3-12 are responsible for providing their own headphones/earbuds as necessary.
Damages to devices or accessories caused by negligence or willful intent will be charged to the student at full cost of repair or replacement as deemed necessary by the technology staff.
Galion City School is committed to providing persons with disabilities an opportunity equal to that of persons without disabilities to participate in the District's programs, benefits, and services, including those delivered through electronic and information technology, except where doing so would impose an undue burden or create a fundamental alteration. The District is further committed to ensuring persons with disabilities are able to acquire the same information, engage in the same interactions, and enjoy the same benefits and services within the same timeframe as persons without a disability, with substantially equivalent ease of use: that they are not excluded from participation in, denied the benefits of , or otherwise subjected to discrimination in and District programs, services, and activities delivered online, as required by Section 504 and Title II of the ADA and their implementing regulations; and that they receive effective communication of the District's programs, services, and activities delivered online.
The district adopts this policy to fulfill this commitment and affirm its intention to comply with the requirements of Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, 29 U.S.C. 794, 34 C.F.R Part 104, Title II of the Americans With Disabilities Act of 1990, 42 U>S>C> 12131, and 28 C.F.R. Part 35 in all respects.